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The council condemns the racism, violence, and acts of domestic terrorism waged by white supremacists and affiliated groups on August 11th. Our support goes out to the victims, their families, and the community of Charlottesville, VA. NYSILC is a non-profit, statewide council that values diversity, opposes ableism, and supports the common understanding shared through intersectionality. People with disabilities, as a protected class, oppose violence and discrimination of any kind based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, age, or disability; in the past, present, and in the future.